May 25, 2021 By Lauren Sommer NPR
The Biden administration plans to open the California coast to offshore wind development, ending a long-running stalemate with the Department of Defense that has been the biggest barrier to building wind power along the Pacific Coast.
May 20, 2021 Mongabay
Scientists working with the Allen Coral Atlas just launched the world’s first global, satellite-based reef-monitoring system.
May 15, 2021 By Erin Blakemore The Washington Post
A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B explains where at least some sea turtles head after hatching: the Sargasso Sea.
May 13, 2021 By William J. Broad The New York Times
Scientists studying a sample of oceanic crust retrieved from the Pacific seabed nearly a mile down have discovered traces of a rare isotope of plutonium, the deadly element that has been central to the atomic age.
May 12, 2021 By Tony Carnie Mongabay
Demand for shark fins and oil has led fishers in southwestern Madagascar to set gill-nets in deeper waters. They are finding — and possibly harming — previously-unknown populations of these West Indian Ocean coelacanths.